Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Book Review: Gabby, God's Little Angel

Gabby, God’s Little Angel is a guardian angel on her first assignment. Her job is to keep Sophie safe. Since Gabby and Sophie both tend to be a little bit accident prone, it’s a challenge for Gabby. But by protecting Sophie, she shows her God’s love and care.

The story is based on Psalm 91:9, 11, “The Lord is your protection . . . . He has put his angels in charge of you. They will watch over you wherever you go.”

While it is a sweet story with darling pictures, it left me with some concerns. If the message is that God sends angels to keep us safe because He loves us, what will children think when they get hurt? What happens when they really do fall out of trees or off their ponies? What happens when injuries occur?

What’s more, while Gabby is absolutely adorable, she’s a child herself, appearing younger than Sophie and prone to accidents, too. She comes through for Sophie in the end in the story, but she’s not what I’d want my children to picture when they think of angels watching over them. I’d have reservations about what they’d learn from this book. The intent is good, God loves you and sends angels to watch over you, but what comes through is a little mixed up.

Thomas Nelson Publishers sent a complimentary eCopy of this book for my honest review.

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